Ephesians 1

The Blessings of Redemption

Paul a an apostle of b Christ Jesus
Lit through
,
d by the will of God,

To the
Or holy ones
,
f saints who are
Three early mss do not contain at Ephesus
at h Ephesus and i  who are faithful in j Christ Jesus:
k Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

l Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in m the heavenly places in Christ, just as n He chose us in Him before o the foundation of the world, that we would be p holy and blameless before
Or Him, in love
Him. r In love
Lit having predestined
He t predestined us to u adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself v according to the
Lit good pleasure
kind intention of His will,
x to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in y the Beloved. z In
Lit whom
Him we have ab redemption ac through His blood, the ad forgiveness of our trespasses, according to ae the riches of His grace
which He
Lit made abundant toward
lavished on
Or us, in all wisdom and insight
us. In all wisdom and insight
He
Lit making known
,
ai made known to us the mystery of His will, aj according to His
Lit good pleasure
kind intention which He al purposed in Him
10 with a view to an administration
Lit of
suitable to an the fullness of the times, that is ao the summing up of all things in Christ, things
Lit upon
in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
11 
Lit in whom also
also we
Or were made a heritage
,
as have obtained an inheritance, having been at predestined au according to His purpose who works all things av after the counsel of His will,
12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in
I.e. the Messiah
Christ would be ax to the praise of His glory.
13 In
Lit whom
Him, you also, after listening to az the message of truth, the gospel of your salvationhaving also
Or believed in Him, you were sealed
believed, you were bb sealed in
Lit whom
Him with bd the Holy Spirit of promise,
14 who is
Or a down payment
,
bf given as a pledge of bg our inheritance, with a view to the bh redemption of bi  God’s own possession bj to the praise of His glory.

15 For this reason I too bk having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and
Three early mss do not contain your love
your love for bm all the
V 1, note 2
saints,
16  bo do not cease giving thanks for you, bp while making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the bq God of our Lord Jesus Christ, br the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of bs wisdom and of bt revelation in the
Or true knowledge
knowledge of Him.
18 I pray that bv the eyes of your heart
Lit being
may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the bx hope of His by calling, what are bz the riches of the glory of ca His inheritance in cb the
Or holy ones
saints,
19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. cd  These are in accordance with the working of the ce strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He cf raised Him from the dead and cg seated Him at His right hand in ch the heavenly places, 21 far above ci all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every cj name that is named, not only in ck this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He cl put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as cm head over all things to the church, 23 which is His cn body, the co fullness of Him who cp fills cq all in all.
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